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Like many of us in the lead-up to Christmas, Chrissy Teigen spent her weekend baking. All the usual suspects were present: nonstick baking sheets, a sleek set of measuring cups, and…cookie cutters shaped exactly like her dog, Pippa. Did you really think the woman who once made her Frenchies the star of a Target collection would be making treats shaped like simple trees? 

Her winning formula for these festive goodies is refreshingly easy (not to mention, toddler-friendly): premade dough, those cookie cutters, and some sprinkles or icing. “[It’s the] easiest way when you have a two-minute attention span (me and the kids),” she wrote on Instagram. She went with chocolate chip and classic sugar, proving that even the most tried-and-true recipes can still be unexpected—all you need is a novelty shape. 


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We might not all be able to find tools in the exact silhouettes of our beloved pets, but that doesn’t mean our options are limited. Whether you want to Gucci-fy your holiday celebration with some bee-shaped sweets frosted to the nines or plan to give your zodiac-worshipping friend an astrology-themed cookie tin, we have a few ideas:

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